MIL Your experiences with Boot Camp...

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  1. mk3

    mk3 77 PPTA

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    Tell me the highs, lows, and about the overall experience...
     
  2. kidhero

    kidhero not really a hero, really just a big fat phony

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    it was gay.

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  3. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Boring.
     
  4. pakman

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    Honestly, boot camp sucked. Some people speak of it highly as if it "changed" their lives or made them more disciplined. It boils down to what you make boot camp out to be. I hated it, did what I had to do, and was fucking happy when graduation day came around.
     
  5. Fearan

    Fearan Guest

    Nothing too hard, honestly. The way the system in Canada is setup we only had a day of range time (it wasn't our MOS course, so everyone in the Forces goes through this course.) We shot like 100 bullets... My MOS (Infantry) course was a llot more fun, and a hell of a lot tougher.

    Basically lots of boring lectures, marches and PT. And getting ready for inspection. If you give it your max and don't act like a retard, bootcamp is a joke if you're moderately in shape and motivated.
     
  6. mikeflys1

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    agreed
     
  7. RRTX

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    Highest point: I lost 35 pounds
    Lowest: Sitting as a holdover for almost two months after basic because they were too stupid to read that my security clearance had been approved nine days before we graduated, even after I pointed this out multiple times. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Insdav3

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    Highs: None. Maybe warrior's breakfast.

    Lows: The draining of one's body.

    Overall experience: Pain, and lots of it. Looking back I can smile on my experience, but when it was happening it was no fucking joke. I am glad to be out of that fucking place.
     
  9. kazimer

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    Highs: graduation day, through "shared misery" there are some pretty good times/funny stories
    low: boring as hell, wasted time, you get dumber by the day,

    with that said. i think everyone should experience bootcamp. for many it gives them a new outlook on life and the things they hold dear to them.
     
  10. TRN

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    It sucked. I counted the days till I graduated.
    Pain was an every day occurance. Getting punched by DI's and made to do stupid shit that puts you on wits end.

    When it's done though, you have such a sense of accomplishment and you are glad you did it.
     
  11. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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  12. evan2

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    lol I never got why marines and such thought they were such badasses for going through basic.. you really get hit by your DIs, I thought they couldnt do that anymore?

    if you want to get hit by random strangers that yell at you then fuck.. more power to ya

    af basic was simple, we woke up, formed up, did pt, cleaned up, cleaned the bays, ate breakfast, marched, sat in day room, learned, sat in dayroom, ate lunch, learned, sat in dayroom, cleaned, ate dinner, cleaned did our shit, shower, go to bed

    next day same shit
     
  13. TRN

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    Sounds like you did alot of sitting around. USMC is not to be compared to the AF. Give me a break.




    Despite what they "say" goes on....yes you still get hit.
     
  14. Insdav3

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    The officers really try and put and end to it. But at the end of the day you know who has control over your fate. It's called 'D.I. Loyalty'. :o
     
  15. elgranto

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    I recently joined the reserves. Our BMQ course is every weekend for 11 weeks. I just finished the first weekend. I am quite sore. At the begenning it seemed quite intense. But all of my instructors are good and I actually enjoyed the rest of it. Besides the dry heaving after/during PT.
     
  16. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    I thought basic was pretty boring, but the final challenge thing, Battlestations, was a fucking blast. Best part, you get paid to do all of this.
     
  17. bigfodee

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    wanna bet?
     
  18. mrduke

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    Battlestations was the shit. Made boot worth it if you ask me.
     
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    doesnt it ever pop into your head, 'hmm, why is it that the marines are generally regarded as some tough mother fuckers and the most elite branch in the world, and they also act cocky after boot camp and talk about how much they got fucked up there? i guess its just a coincidence." maybe its cause you were too busy talking on the phone and relaxing at boot camp, while i was freezing my ass off laying in sandy water under razor wire when it was 50* out. or maybe i had tears in my eyes cause i just got my first letter from home and i was so fucking miserable



    im not trying to be condescending, but i know it sounds that way. or so i was puposely a little bit of a smartass.... :mamoru:. but the point is, we train fuckin hard. our lives suck. its not so much that my body was hardened as a result, but my mind. do i think im a badass now? not really. but i know that 99% of the people out there are a lot less badass than me




    and for the record, no recruit has ever been poked, choked, hit, slapped, punched, tripped, or pushed.. :hsugh:
     
  20. kazimer

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    thats exactly how i felt about OCS...except minus the pain and ADD annoyance and hatred for everyone around me
     
  21. bigfodee

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    i wouldnt go back in time and take it back. now that its done im glad i did it.


    but :werd: theres no way in hell i would have ever... EVER joined if i knew itd be like that

    although all the fuckin mail i got from you guys didnt help :squint:
     
  22. Fearan

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    Where are you located at?

    Oh, and have fun at the end of november. :wavey: I hope you have all your winter gear. :mamoru:

    Nice to see another reserve Canuck.
     
  23. Fearan

    Fearan Guest

    :rofl: :Owned:

    Although seriously that was really fucking lame what OT did, shame on them.
     
  24. kazimer

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    i thought it was pretty cool. i wish OT sent me something like that while i was in boot :o
     
  25. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    :rofl: It's all you and Satanic Goatslayer's fault!

    Do you still have the booklets I sent you? :mamoru:

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